5 perfect bedtime stories for your kids

5 Books for a perfect bedtime with your kids


Always looking for new exciting books to share some precious bedtime with your kids? At ANOTHER_STORY, we can't get enought of Little Gestalten published books. The publisher never ceases to amaze us with an endless selection of wonderfully illustrated stories, catching both the attention of kids and parents ready to dream together while at home or on the run. Discover now our 5 favorite kids books of the day!  

1. Garbage Dog

The debut title by author Robbie Wilkinson with heartwarming illustrations by Eleni Kalorkoti tells the tale of Garbage Dog surviving the streets of a big city and discovering the true meaning of family and friendship.

Garbage Dog Kids Book by Gestalten

Author: Robbie Wilkinson

Illustrator: Eleni Kalorkoti

In a down and out city, Garbage Dog huddles in his cardboard home dreaming of sweet pies and meaty sausages. Even in the darkest of times, a kind dog keeps his spirits up and looks after others. The warmth of Garbage Dog’s character in a cruel city reminds us all that kindness and sympathy is something we create.

A sweet tale that shows how the best gift is one we can all give - the gift of kindness.


2. Elsa and the Night

In a very poetic way, Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship.

Elsa and the Night Kids Book by Gestalten

Author: Jöns Mellgren

Can one make friends with the night? In this story, Elsa can! How, may you ask, could someone even meet the night? Well, one day Elsa is sitting at her kitchen table and, because she is bored, counting the raisins in her cereal. She then suddenly hears a sound coming from under the sofa. When she investigates and catches the thing making the noise, she realizes that it’s ­neither an animal nor a ghost. It’s the night.

Because Elsa winds up hiding the night in her cookie jar—and giving it a few of her raisins—the day outside doesn’t end. When she takes the night out of its hiding place, it has the chance to hear her talk about her adventures with her friend, an elephant named Olaf. Elsa tells the night that she is very sad because Olaf got sick and no ­medicine was able to help him. The night not only listens to Elsa, but also accompanies her on a heartwarming and moving journey where it cares for her, protects her, and finally carries her through the town in its arms.  


3. Madame Eiffel

A heartwarming fictional story of why Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower accompanied by evocative illustrations.

Madame Eiffel Kids Book by Gestalten

Author: Alice Brière-Haquet

Illustrator: Csil

Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, yet no one knows the love story that led to its construction. Author Alice Brière-Haquet and illustrator Csil have pooled their creative talents to tell this touching story about overcoming hardship with clever invention fueled by love.

Mr. and Mrs. Eiffel are a happy couple enjoying living in the most romantic city in the world, Paris. Until one day, Mrs. Eiffel begins to feel desperately unwell. The experts are unanimous: the only thing that can save her is fresh air. Her husband, a bright engineer, decides he will take matters into his own hands and build a tower that will reach the clouds in an attempt to restore her health.

Csil’s poetically minimal illustrations in black, white, and pink are incredibly evocative, and Alice Brière-Haquet’s words are a delight to read aloud.  


4. Puss in Boots

This classic fairytale gets a visual update—as a read-aloud book with cut-out illustrations that can be used to create an enchanting play of shadows.

Puss in the Boots Kids Book by Gestalten

Author: Clémentine Sourdais

Almost everyone knows the cunning, boot-wearing feline who helps a poor miller achieve a life of riches. In this edition of the brothers Grimm fairytale, the classic story is given an added dimension.

Because the book can be completely unfolded, its cut-out illustrations can be projected as shadows onto walls and experienced in an entirely new way.
Each page reveals another step in the process by which the sly cat changes the future of his master for the better. All of the key scenes are depicted by an image packed with detail and fantasy—the purchase of the boots, the transformation of the evil magician into a mouse, the happy-end castle wedding of the miller and the princess. These illustrations not only give a contemporary look to the 200-year-old narrative, but they can also be transformed into a dancing play of shadows when held in front of a light. In this way, the cut-outs truly make the story come alive for its young readers.


5. The Big Book of Treasures

Embark on an adventure with world-famous treasure hunters and learn more about gold lost at the bottom of the sea, even a stolen football trophy.

The Big Book of Treasures Kids Book by Gestalten

The Big Book of Treasures tells the stories of famous treasure hunters from past centuries; from the lost Aztec treasure of La Noche Triste to the recovered gold coins and bars of the SS Central America to the Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure found in India to the exploits of The Sass Brothers, adventure undoubtedly awaits. The Big Book of Treasures delves into the details of over twenty treasures – both those discovered and those still awaiting recovery.

In-depth texts tell the stories of the treasures and their hunters, bold illustrations animate each treasure vividly over several double pages to let children and adults dive into the topic. Informational captions regale readers of all ages with fun facts, also mentioning cultural and historical knowledge and give new reasons to travel the world. The Big Book of Treasures sets the scene to tell these scintillating stories and tempts with the possibility of uncovering hidden gold and awakens the treasure hunter in all of us.